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John Carlo Bertot

Co-Director

John Carlo Bertot is Co-Director of iPAC and Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Dr. Bertot received his Ph.D. from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. His research spans information and telecommunications policy, e-government, government agency technology planning and evaluation, and library planning and evaluation. Dr. Bertot is President-elect of the Digital Government Society of North America (DGSNA), serves as chair of the International Standards Organization’s (ISO) Library Performance Indicator working group, and serves as a member of the National Information Standards Organization’s (NISO) Business Information Topic committee. Dr. Bertot is past Chair of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Library Research Round Table, and currently serves on the ALA Committee on Research and Statistics and E-government Services Subcommittee. In addition, Dr. Bertot is Editor of both Government Information Quarterly and The Library Quarterly. Over the years, Dr. Bertot has received funding for his research from the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Government Accountability Office, the American Library Association, and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

jbertot[at]umd.edu
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Mega M. Subramaniam

Associate Director

Dr. Mega Subramaniam is the Associate Director of iPAC and an Assistant Professor with the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies. Her research interest encompasses issues of diversity, inclusion and representation in information and STEM education. In particular, her research focuses on how information institutions (such as school libraries, public libraries and museums) are providing access to the acquisition of information literacy and STEM skills for the underrepresented, underserved, and disadvantaged populations. She is the Coordinator for the School Library Media specialization offered through the MLS program at the iSchool. She also teaches courses offered through the School Library Media Specialization and the Information and Diverse Populations Concentration. More information about her research and teaching interests can be found at: http://www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~mmsubram/

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Amanda Waugh

Graduate Research Associate

Amanda Waugh is a Graduate Research Associate at the center. She is pursuing Doctorate in Information Studies at the University of Maryland's iSchool after receiving her Master's in Library Science in May 2012. Amanda is working on iPAC projects that focus on libraries and student achievement, primarily the Sci-Dentity project (scidentity.umd.edu) which examines the intersection of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and storytelling in the school library and an online environment with urban middle school students.